Now, I need to decide on some of the external parts.
Speakers - I wanna go with a 2.1 set. Would like the cleanest sound I can get, willing to spend about 70 bucks on speakers.
Mouse/Keyboard - I'd like to go wireless for the mouse, but I could go wired I guess. Mainly I'm just trying to avoid wire clutter. I'll be gaming, so I dunno how well wireless goes with that, I've never had a wireless set. Any advice?
Monitor - I was looking at some 27inch monitors, but I hear going this big can lead to frame rate drops in games. I 1920x1080. So I guess my main concerns would be it being to big and if it gives any problems for gaming with a screen this big. I could easily go 23-25 inches as well, just wanna know what the best quality monitors out there are for gaming. I'd be willing to spend up to 300 on monitors, maybe 350.
If I need to give anymore info to help you guys help me, then lemme know. Thanks again!!
At 80 GB, the best bet is the Intel X25-M you selected. At smaller sizes, go for an OCZ Vertex 2. Unlike other SSDs (the C300 included), the controller used in the Vertex 2 does not lose speed as you decrease the size of the disk.
To address your original question about the monitor, getting a larger-sized screen doesn't affect the fps. It's only increasing the resolution that does so. A 30" 1920x1080 monitor, a 24" 1920x1080 monitor, and a 17" 1920x1080 monitor will all have the same fps with the same graphics card. A 24" 1920x1080 monitor and a 24" 1680x1050 monitor with the same card will have different fps. That being said, a 460 should be adequate for most games at 1920x1080.
If this is a gaming build, do you really need the i7-860? The hyperthreading offered by the i7 (compared to the i5-750) doesn't do anything for games.